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Maths at primary school

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As you might expect, mathematics is a very important subject at primary school. It is usually taught in specific lessons, but children practise and use their maths throughout the school day. This advice will help you to make sense of the different terminology used and understand how maths is taught.

Statutory requirements for teaching maths

Most schools have to follow an agreed curriculum in the teaching of maths. Follow these links to find out more:


How maths is taught at school

Education expert Kate Robinson delves into topics such as long division, fractions as percentages and column subtraction in a collection of videos and handy booklets, packed with hints and tips.

Maths in School booklets

Maths in School videos


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